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news December 16, 2017
Gina Rinehart and the Galilee
As Adani draws public ire over its Abbot Point rail line, Gina Rinehart awaits the benefits of another NAIF deal to open up the Galilee.
news December 02, 2017
Alt-right links to the ‘No’ case
As the parliament moves to legislate for same-sex marriage, the involvement of the alt-right in the ‘No’ case becomes clear.
news December 09, 2017
Malcolm Turnbull and citizenship
With the dual citizenship spotlight turning from Coalition to Labor MPs, Malcolm Turnbull is enjoying the spoils of good timing rather than good negotiation.
news November 25, 2017
Foreign policy depends on US priorities
The new foreign affairs white paper – the first comprehensive review in 14 years – acknowledges the shift in power in our region from the United States to China, but has no prescription for how Australia should deal with it.
news November 18, 2017
Yes! Australia votes for equality
As marriage equality receives resounding support from the public, a bill that was 13 years in the making is hurried into parliament.
news November 18, 2017
Exclusive: Rudd calls for News Corp inquiry
Concerned about possible collusion over the NBN, Kevin Rudd is calling for a royal commission into the ‘cancer’ that is News Corp and its impact on democracy.
news November 11, 2017
Turnbull’s citizenship crisis
As the dual citizenship crisis expands and fuels leadership tensions, Malcolm Turnbull struggles to plot a policy course to Christmas.
news November 04, 2017
Auditing MPs’ citizenship
Amid calls for an independent audit of the citizenship status of all MPs, some are suggesting false declarations be regarded as breaches of the Crimes Act, punishable with jail.
news October 28, 2017
The politics of the NBN
The government’s plan to sell the NBN at a profit makes getting answers about the true cost of its rollout and what it provides exceedingly difficult.
news October 21, 2017
The Coalition’s national energy guarantee
While the government’s proposed national energy guarantee has been criticised as being more about saving Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership than good policy, has the prime minister smuggled in a carbon price under the noses of his conservative colleagues?
news October 14, 2017
Abbott looks to Pell on energy policy
In condemning action on climate change as killing ‘goats to appease the volcano gods’, Tony Abbott was paraphrasing an earlier speech by his confessor, Cardinal George Pell.
news October 07, 2017
Mick Dodson on fixing the constitution
The director of the ANU National Centre for Indigenous Studies, Professor Mick Dodson, talks about why recognition should be secondary to ridding the constitution of racist powers.